Turning a P.D.E to an O.D.E
I have a question, if we define a (for example) parabolic P.D.E in a spatiotemporal surface (1D in space), and also its initial and boundary vlues, would it be possible to solve the equation not in the entire domain, but in a space-time path.
u(x=0)=0, u(x=l)=d, u(t=0)=0
we limit the domain in
therefore we can eliminate t from the main equation, and simply deal with the O.D.E. and with changing the a and b and also interpolation, find the a good approximation of the exact answer of the main P.D.E in the entire domain.
I do not know is this approach is correct or not, but it if is, the main problem would be modeling the boundary and initial condition in a the path-domain.
We project the answer in a 2-D somain (space and time) on a 1-D path.